Second FCO Flight Assists British Nationals To Leave South Sudan


Second Foreign Office chartered RAF aircraft carrying British Nationals has left Juba


Published on 20 December 2013

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by The Rt Hon William Hague MP

(WireNews+Co)

London, England

A Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster Aircraft
A Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster Aircraft

British Nationals fleeing the violence in South Sudan have just departed Juba Airport on FCO-chartered flight.

The second RAF C-17 Globemaster flight chartered by the Foreign Office departed Juba at 18:30 hours local time today carrying 93 people, and will be met on arrival at Entebbe Airport, Uganda by Consular officials.

The Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

"I have authorised a second flight carrying British nationals, which has now departed Juba. I advise any British nationals who remain in South Sudan and wish to leave to contact the FCO as soon as possible.

"I am concerned about continuing violence in South Sudan. All leaders should exercise restraint. The safety and security of civilians is paramount, and I have urged Vice-President Wani Igga to ensure differences are resolved through political means."

Further Information

Any British nationals who remain in South Sudan and wish to leave can contact the FCO on +44 207 008 1500 or by email at crisis@fco.gsi.gov.uk.

Read the FCO travel advice for South Sudan

Follow Foreign Office travel advice on twitter @FCOtravel

Follow the Foreign Secretary on twitter @WilliamJHague

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Posted 2013-12-20 18:01:00